Top 6 Voxengo VST Plugins 2023 (Free & Paid)
1. Voxengo SPAN (Spectrum Analyzer)
Voxengo’s SPAN will help you see what your ears can’t hear.
We all know that in mixing and mastering, it’s important to trust your ears, not your eyes. But what if there may be situations where you need to check what your ears can’t hear? If that’s the case, a visual analyzer can help you. And such a free plugin is SPAN.
It is hard to believe it is freeware because this powerful tool is very powerful. You can use it to compare your master to a reference and check the overall trend of the frequency spectrum. In addition, you will be able to analyze the track in different modes.
- Smooth The Frequency Spectrum
By default, SPAN will display the frequency spectrum in some detail. It means that you will see many different peaks. However, you can smooth it to see only the general trend. To do this, go into the settings, change the Block Size, and adjust the Smoothing parameter.
- Expand The Spectrum
In addition, the plugin will let you see what your ears can’t hear. In the settings, you will also be able to change the display of the frequency spectrum. For example, see what’s beyond 20 hertz and 20 kilohertz.
- Check In Different Modes
You will be able to see what happens to the frequency spectrum not only in stereo mode. The plugin has a few display presets. In particular, a Mid-Side Stereo option will help you analyze the information in different areas. In addition, there are also Lo-Freq Inspection, Avg and Max, and Stereo Smoothed modes.
- Hold Function
In the upper left corner, you will see a Hold button. Clicking it will freeze the frequency spectrum to see the overall trend better. This way, you can analyze whether the master is balanced and what more needs to be done.
- Detailed Metering
And, of course, the plugin provides detailed metering with all the necessary statistics. You will see this information below. In particular, there is Correlation Meter, True Peak, Peak Clippings info, and Max Crest Factor.
Voxengo SPAN is available for Windows XP or higher (both 32 and 64-bit) and macOS 10.11 or higher. It comes in VST, AU, and AAX formats.
Voxengo’s SPAN will be useful in cases where hearing is useless. In addition, it is a great tool to analyze the frequency spectrum if you work in an untreated room. It has all possible indicators and different types of display to customize it the way you want.
2. Voxengo Marvel GEQ (Graphic Linear Phase EQ)
If you’re a fan of graphic equalizers, then Voxengo’s Marvel GE plugin is what you need.
We can all like different types of equalizers. It’s not the look that matters but how you can use it. And, of course, functionality is an important factor. Therefore, we are sure the next plugin on our list will please you with its features.
It is a linear-phase graphic equalizer that would be ideal for mastering. And that’s because you will have advanced frequency spectrum manipulation capabilities here and several routings, among which there is a Mid/Side mode. So let’s take a closer look at that.
- Wide Frequency Spectrum
All in all, you will have as many as 16 EQ bands here. All of them are in the form of small sliders that you can move and boost or cut frequencies by 12 decibels. As for the range, it’s from 20 hertz to 20 kilohertz.
- Choose Your Routing
A special feature of the plugin is the presence of routings, thanks to which you can choose in what mode it will work. In particular, this is Stereo, several types of Surround, Dual Mono, Mid-Side Stereo, and others.
- “Ghost” Sliders
Based on the mode of operation, you will have the opportunity to use “ghost” sliders. For example, if you are working in Mid mode, the plugin will highlight the Side controls in orange. This way, you will always see the overall picture of the frequency spectrum settings.
- Different Presets
In addition, you can select the preset you want if you don’t want to bother with the settings. For example, there is a broadcasting option called Brighter and Bassy. You’ll also have Presence, Side Bass Removal, Mids Boost, Lo-Fi, and Ultra Bass Boost options.
Voxengo Marvel GEQ is available for Windows XP or higher (both 32 and 64-bit) and macOS 10.11 or higher. It comes in VST/3, AU, and AAX formats.
Voxengo’s Marvel GEQ is an extremely handy graphic equalizer. The plugin is a linear phase EQ, so it is designed for mastering program material. You will have a bunch of different routings, among which Mid/Side mode that popular in mastering. In addition, you can also work on the surround sound.
3. Voxengo OldSkoolVerb (Vintage Reverb)
OldSkoolVerb by Voxengo can become your to-go reverb plugin for any instrument.
The next item on our list might appeal to you if you are looking for a free reverb plugin. It is OldSkoolVerb by Voxengo, which has already developed many other great free software. It combines all popular reverbs so you can use them for any application.
You will get a large number of presets from which you can build on. In particular, there are Room, Plate, Hall and other variations of these reverbs. The parameters of this plugin deserve special attention. At first glance, there are many of them here, but they are all quite clear if you understand them. So let’s take a closer look at it.
- Set Your Reverb
The leftmost section of this plugin will act as the default reverb settings. In particular, you will find such parameters as Pre-Delay, Space, Time, and Width. Thanks to them, you can quickly adjust exactly what your effect will be.
- Choose The Mode
One of the most interesting features of this plugin is Mods. You will see this button above the main parameters. By clicking on it, you will see a list of different plugin modes, including Default, Plus, Deep, Reverse, Old, and Slapback. For example, this way, you can quickly use the reverse reverb and not bother with getting this effect manually.
- Reverb Damping
Another section of this plugin is called Reverb Damping. It will be your low and high pass filter for reverb. Thanks to this, you can adjust the frequency range where the effect will be and send it to the background or vice versa in your face.
- Adjust Reverb EQ
It’s also cool that you won’t need to look for a separate equalizer to shape the sound of the effect – you’ll have it right here. Of course, we’re talking about the EQ section, which you will see closer to the right side of the window. It is quite straightforward, as there are only three knobs: EQ Lo, EQ Mid, and EQ Hi.
- Play With Presets
This plugin’s creators have also prepared several different presets for you. You can use them if you do not know how to adjust the reverb. In particular, there are options Bright Studio, Warm Hall, Grand Hall, Plate Reverb, Wide Plate, Master Mix Reverb and others.
Voxengo OldSkoolVerb is available for Windows Vista or higher (both 32 and 64-bit) and macOS 10.11 or higher (64-bit only). It comes in VST, AU, and AAX formats.
OldSkoolVerb by Voxengo is a really powerful plugin, and it’s hard to believe you can get it for free. You will get different modes, presets, and all the necessary settings to make the effect work the way you want it to. Overall, it is great for vocals, keyboards, guitars and percussion instruments.
4. Voxengo PHA-979 (Phase Alignment)
Do you like things to be simple, fast, and efficient? Voxengo’s PHA 979 is here to help out.
Voxengo PHA979 is a linear-phase alignment plugin that enables you to arbitrarily shift phase on any audio source. Besides phase shifting, this release also features positive and negative time delaying, mid/side channel balance and panning controls, a multi-band correlation meter, and headphone monitoring. These traits make this plugin one to keep in mind and have around on anyone’s toolkit.
- Easy to use:
PHA-979 keeps everything at hand, with an easy-on-the-eye UI design that takes no time to figure out how it works. It is highly optimized for any kind of workflow. Each tool facilitates the process and hands you everything you need to apply phase correction and time alignment with no problem quickly.
- Output parameters:
PHA-979 gives you three monitoring options to make things simpler: Force mono, L/R swap, and mono mix. The Force Mono feature is excellent when aligning kick and bass because it takes away stereo controls and affects Mono information exclusively. This feature is similar to the Mono Mix option. Still, the difference is that Mono Mix collapses all multi-channel information and emphasizes phasing so that it’s noticeable when you have phase issues.
- Meters and calculators:
The plugin includes a meter that analyses your phase correlation across the spectrum in real-time, allowing you to visualize possible problems and where to find them. PHA-979 also brings you a delay time calculator that can measure the delay time between two signals, which comes in handy, preventing time alignment from being too time-consuming.
Supports Windows XP and higher, Supports macOS 10.11 or higher, runs on 32 and 64 bit, and comes in VST3, AU, and AAX formats.
Voxengo PHA-979 is a versatile tool that’s not only limited to phase and time alignment, but you can also use it for stereo image enhancement, spreading and correction. It’s a very complete tool that doesn’t demand a crazy amount of CPU processing and delivers a top-notch sound quality.
I’d suggest you to use it to align bass and kick, as it tights up your low-end and rounds it up quite nicely.
5. Voxengo Stereo Touch (Stereo Width)
Voxengo Stereo Touch runs an exclusive coding method to make mono tracks perform organically well in stereo environments.
The manufacturer’s recommendation is to avoid using this plugin on tracks with highly out-of-balance transients. The plugin performs well in basses, guitars, acoustic guitars, and voices.
Without double-tracking, Stereo Touch expands the spatial feeling with fidelity to the sources. Surprise the mix with massive spaces and even provide a “surround” sensation.
The plugin has an intuitive group of knobs that allows you to shape and control the signal’s character. A Delay 1 knob sets the first delay’s time, using the D1 Gain to adjust its loudness. If you enable the second delay, the Delay 2 knob adjusts its time while using the D2 Gain to adjust its loudness. Both HP Filter and LP Filter work intuitively to change the high-pass and low-pass filters, respectively.
The plugin’s interface is user-friendly. The knobs position themselves in a productive sequence, allowing for quick setup. You can also adjust the Out Gain effectively in a single panel. Furthermore, the interface also offers handy switches for allowing a Delay 2 and a D2 PH INV button, which enables phase inversion on the second delay. You can also toggle the HPF and LPF quickly at their respective switches.
This plugin is available for Windows XP or higher 32-bit and 64-bit and macOS 10.11 or higher 64-bit. It comes in VST 2/3, AU, and AAX formats.
Voxengo Stereo Touch acts friendly towards both the CPU and you. The light and swift plugin offers a total of eight knobs that shapes the fundamental characteristics of the stereo image. Furthermore, any mono signal going through Stereo Touch will receive spatial enlargement without any phasing issues, maintaining the natural textures of the original recording.
6. Voxengo Tempo Delay (Delay)
Create mystical spaces with this highly configurable stereo delay plugin.
Tempo Delay is a feature-rich stereo delay plugin designed for use in professional music production. It is a tempo-based delay effect with independent controls for each stereo channel. Compared to regular delay plugins, you’ll find that the controls in this one are a little different.
This plugin focuses on being highly flexible, so instead of the conventional parameters, you get separate “delay”, “repetition period”, and “delay panning” controls. Together, they provide better control over your delay’s stereo separation and timing.
In addition, the bottom section has a handy filter and a tremolo per channel for even greater sound variety.
- Deeper Delay Controls
Instead of a regular delay time parameter, you get three parameters. First, Delay controls the time of the initial feedback, in percent of the tempo. Think of it like a latency control for the actual delay tail. Second, Rep Period determines how many times the delay should repeat in percent of the tempo. And finally, Feedback controls the level of the delay tail. As a side note, try using percentages that make sense, like 25 or 50 (or 33.3 for triplets) for coherent delays.
- Stereo Processing
Most traditional delays offer a ping-pong option or, at best, a channel offset parameter to inspire esoteric sounds. However, Tempo Delay employs a separate delay per channel to give you complete control over the stereo delay sound. Furthermore, you also get a pan parameter for creating adjustable ping-pong effects or other creative results.
- Effects Section
At the bottom of the interface, you will find the following for each stereo channel: a tremolo effect and a filter. The tremolo section is self-explanatory, and the filter effect has high-pass, low-pass, band-pass, notch, and peak filters. It also has a drive knob to make the delay effect sound rawer and warmer.
Tempo Delay is available for Windows XP or higher 32-bit or 64-bit and macOS 10.11 or higher 64-bit. It comes in VST 2/3, AU, and AAX formats.
While the user interface takes a bit of getting used to, it does offer a unique way to control your delay effect. Deep control over the delay timing per channel isn’t readily available in conventional plugins unless you use complicated routings. In addition, the filter and tremolo sections are a nice touch to help sculpt your effect further.
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